Al Dar University College was established in 1993 as a private institution under the name of Computer Centre, offering basic training programs in computer hardware and software. The College was licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2000 as a higher education provider. Initially, the programs offered by the College were exclusively at the Associate degree level.
In August 2013, Computer College shifted to a brand new building, purposely prepared and equipped to the College requirements. The new campus is spread over five floors, with a total area of 74,292 sq. ft. The Campus offers adequate access with three entrances and three underground floors for parking with a total capacity of 160 cars.
In addition, the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Information Technology were granted Initial Accreditation by the CAA in August 2013.
In August 2014, the name of the College was changed to “Al Dar University College” to adequately reflect its new program portfolio and positioning. Furthermore, the academic status of the institutions was upgraded to University College. In September 2014, The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and the Bachelor of Islamic Banking and Finance were granted Initial Accreditation by the CAA.
In August 2016, ADUC was re-licensed and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering were granted initial accreditation.
Presently, ADUC’s portfolio of programs consists of:
School of Engineering and Information Technology:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering
- Bachelor of Information Technology
School of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Human Resource Management
School of Arts & Social Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
- Public Relations (in Arabic)
ADUC Future Look
Since its launch in 2000, under the name of Computer College, Al Dar University-College has grown in size and nature.
From a College to University College, and from providing only diploma to a Higher education provider of various disciplines at the bachelor level.
Our primary responsibility is to develop the society through education, research and community engagement. Our revised mission and vision represents the foundation of our responsibility and commitment in creating an environment that is inclusive, aspirational and focused on the needs of all stakeholders we serve.
Our ultimate goal is to become by 2021 one of top ranking university in UAE.
To achieve this goal, the University has develop the 2016-2021 strategic plan comprising three major milestones:
- Reach teaching excellence by 2018
- Become a research intensive university by 2019
- Ranked as one of the top university in 2021